Peru, IL
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Peru, Illinois Info Snack

Population
9,798
Unemployment
4.5%
Poverty
10.3%
Median Home
$127,400
Median Income
$51,321
Median Rent
$744

Peru SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
6
Safety
7
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
9.5

Peru, IL Crime Report

181
Total Crimes
1,858.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-24.95%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Peru
/ 100k People
Illinois
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 181 1,858.7 2,253.4 2,476.7
Violent Crime 19 195.1 406.9 366.7
Murder 0 0.0 6.6 5.0
Robbery 1 10.3 98.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 11 113.0 254.0 250.2
Property Crime 162 1,663.6 1,846.5 2,109.9
Burglary 13 133.5 271.7 340.5
Larceny 149 1,530.1 1,426.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 0 0.0 148.2 219.9

Peru, IL Cost Of Living

90
Peru's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Peru Illinois National Average
Overall 90 98 100
Services 103 98 100
Groceries 91 97 100
Health 95 100 100
Housing 66 95 100
Transportation 108 112 100
Utilities 98 97 100

Peru, IL Photos

West Street In Peruc Illinois
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Peru in Illinois

Map Of Peru, IL

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2

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3

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4

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5

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Population over time in Peru

Year Population % Change
2019 9,798 -0.7%
2018 9,864 -0.8%
2017 9,947 0.3%
2016 9,913 -1.1%
2015 10,019 -1.5%
2014 10,172 -0.2%
2013 10,188 -0.0%
2012 10,189 -0.8%
2011 10,268 0.3%
2010 10,239 -

Race / Ethnicity in Peru

White
88.8% (8,700)
African American
0.4% (41)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.7% (73)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.7% (169)
Hispanic
8.3% (815)
Race Peru IL USA
White 88.8% 61.3% 60.7%
African American 0.4% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.7% 5.4% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.7% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 8.3% 17.1% 18.0%

Gender in Peru

Female
56.0% (5,489)
Male
44.0% (4,308)
Gender Peru IL USA
Female 56.0% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 44.0% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Peru for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (293)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (391)
High School / GED
32.0% (3,135)
Some College
25.0% (2,449)
Associate's Degree
13.0% (1,273)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (1,567)
Master's Degree
5.0% (489)
Professional Degree
1.0% (97)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (97)
Education Peru IL USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 32.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 13.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Peru, Illinois

Less than $10,000
4.8% (47,461)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.6% (35,367)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.7% (144,209)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.3% (91,043)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.7% (163,376)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.7% (182,771)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.8% (115,230)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.4% (121,391)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.9% (38,334)
$200,000 or more
4.1% (40,615)
Income Peru IL USA
Less than $10,000 4.8% 6.3% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.6% 3.8% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.7% 8.6% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.3% 8.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.7% 11.6% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.7% 16.7% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.8% 12.8% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.4% 16.1% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.9% 7.4% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 4.1% 8.3% 7.7%

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